BRC JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
M-sport wrote about Kim and me in their pre Pirelli Rally press release today, here is what they said:
Making their debut on the Northern English event, the Norwegian pairing of Steve Røkland (19) and Kim Hjalmarsen (30) will be looking for a strong result in the BRC Junior Category with their Ford Fiesta R1. Taking to the British stages with ease, Røkland set some consistently quick times on the south coast stages of Rallye Sunseeker. Unfortunately for the youngster, the treacherous conditions on last month’s Bulldog International Rally proved more difficult but despite incurring a spin and several punctures, the 19-year-old continued to impress.
Having just been elected to the Junior Team Norway programme in his homeland, the 2011 FST International Shootout champion returns to the BRC for his regular Norwegian Championship co-driver’s debut in the UK series. Røkland’s raw speed and talent will no doubt be out in force once again next weekend.